A review of theory and practice in scientometrics

@article{Mingers2015ARO,
  title={A review of theory and practice in scientometrics},
  author={John Mingers and Loet Leydesdorff},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2015},
  volume={abs/1501.05462}
}

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